Last night's debate was another mini-travesty with the moderators asking utterly inane questions seemingly right out of the Democratic playbook. The worst of the bunch was whether states have a right to ban contraception. As Romney pointed out ten times to Stephanopoulos, that is not an issue any state has raised. . . . The only reason to dwell on it in a Republican debate was to prime the left wing pump for the general election.
Wolf Howling, Another Poor Debate Compliments Of ABC, 8 Jan. 2012
Could it possibly be any clearer today that ABC's Stephanopoulos was read in by the White House on Obama's plans to have the HHS mandate that religious employers fund health plans that fund "free" contraception, sterilization and abortion Plan-B pills for all women?
Coming as all this does on revelations of the close relationship between the truly despicable Media Matters and the White House, as well as the joint White House / Media Matters efforts to delegitimize Fox News, one gets the impression of a White House in bed with the media to superstitiously manipulate public opinion and silence all dissent. If all of this isn't underhanded, I don't know what is.
This from Dick Morris:
(H/T Legal Insurrection)